Big Moments in Peace, War, and Cat History for the Month of August

curated from Northern Sun's wonderfully weird "Cat Lovers Against The Bomb" wall calendar
  1. August 1: Helsinki Accords on Human Rights and East-West relations formed.
    1975
  2. August 2: Iraq invaded Kuwait.
    (1990)
  3. August 2: Kofi Annan announced his resignation as UN envoy in Syria.
    (2012)
  4. August 3: Germany began dismantling non-nuclear weapons, fulfilling 1990 treaty.
    (1992)
  5. August 4: Peace ribbon was wrapped around Pentagon.
    (1985)
  6. August 4: Cat named Best flew home to Durango from Omaha after scary trip under pick-up.
    (1992)
  7. August 5: Limited Test Ban Treaty signed.
    (1963)
  8. August 6: 250,000 marched in Calcutta to protest nuclear tests by India and Pakistan.
    (1998)
  9. August 6: Hiroshima
    (1945)
  10. August 7: Ralphe Bunche born; first black receive Nobel Peace Prize
    (1904)
  11. August 7: U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam bombed.
    (1998)
  12. August 8: Russians begin dismantling non-nuclear weapons, fulfilling 1990 treaty.
    (1992)
  13. August 9: Nagasaki
    (1945)
  14. August 10: Peace People founded, Northern Ireland.
    (1976)
  15. August 11: American Indian Religious Freedom Bill passed.
    (1976)
  16. August 12: USSR exploded its first thermonuclear bomb.
    (1953)
  17. August 13: Manhattan Project to develop nuclear weapons began in U.S.
    (1942)
  18. August 14: Thoreau jailed for tax evasion.
    (1846)
  19. August 14: Felix The Cat made debut in Sunday comic strip.
    (1923)
  20. August 15: National Homeless Day
  21. August 15: India won independence using nonviolent campaign.
    (1947)
  22. August 16: South Africa agreed that UN assist return of 40,000 exiles.
    (1991)
  23. August 17: Air Force dismantled fist of 350 B-52s as part of START Treaty.
    (1993)
  24. August 18: Four month old kitten, following a climbing party, scaled the Matterhorn in 3 days.
    (1950)
  25. August 19: UN Headquarters bombed in Baghdad, killing Special Envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 19 others.
    (2003)
  26. August 20: Ceasefire ended Iran-Iraq War.
    (1988)
  27. August 21: UN moved to permanent headquarters in New York City.
    (1950)
  28. August 24: China and South Korea establish diplomatic relations, ending 43-year break.
    (1992)
  29. August 25: Samantha Smith died in plane crash.
    (1985)
  30. August 26: U.S. women won the right to vote.
    (1920)
  31. August 27: Mother Teresa born in Skopje, Macadonia
    (1910)
  32. August 27: Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact outlawed war.
    (1928)
  33. August 27: Tiger, a 43-pound cat, died.
    (1980)
  34. August 28: Emmett Till brutally murdered by white men in Mississippi.
    (1955)
  35. August 28: 250,000 marched on Washington. Highlight: "I have a dream" speech by Reverend Martin Luthed King, Jr.
    (1963)
  36. August 29: Hurricane Katrina hits Gulf Coast of U.S.
    (2005)
  37. August 31: Russian troops left East Germany, Latvia and Estonia.
    (1994)